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Marchant to speak about 'murder genes'

October 14, 2008

Gary Marchant, executive director of the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law's Center for the Study of Law, Science, & Technology, will address an audience at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland on Friday, Oct. 17.

Marchant, Professor of Ethics in Law and Emerging Technologies at ASU, will deliver the talk, "Murder Genes and Dangerous Minds: New Roles for Genetics and Neuroscience in the Courts?" at the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence.

He will raise issues about the role of genetics and other biological factors in criminal behavior, such as whether genetics should excuse criminal acts, if some people are biologically predisposed to be violent and how the courts and society should manage such individuals.

Janie Magruder,
(480) 727-9052
Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law